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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Definitions for dragoman

  1. (in the Near East) a professional interpreter.

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Citations for dragoman
She had brought with her three maids and a lady interpreter, Madame Pisani, a very pleasant woman about forty years of age, the wife of the court dragoman, who, with her husband, was from an ancient Venetian family. Karen Essex, Stealing Athena, 2008
It was then that the dragoman displayed his sole talent: the ability to bark like a dog. Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot, 1984
Origin of dragoman
Dragoman is related to the Arabic word tarjumān meaning "interpreter." It entered English in the 1300s.